|Gershom with one of the many orphans he befriended.|
Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Our dear friend and colleague, Gershom Chifumbe, passed this life last weekend after suffering from several strokes. He was an incredible advocate of HealthEd Connect and our official representative in Zambia. He was a small but gentle giant who worked tirelessly to empower others and build a better life for the many orphans in Zambia. He was loved wherever he went.
He will be deeply missed and never forgotten. This picture shows him at his proudest with his son, Gershom II, and his grandson, Gershom III.
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
|Graceland team visiting Mpongo family|
Thursday, August 20, 2015
|Pinkey (right) with Bimala (left in white)|
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
We were blown away with a speech read by Jadhet during our June visit to Chipulukusu. His speech went like this:
My name is Jadhet Mumpa. I am grade 5 and age 13. I want to tell you the secret of the White HealthEd Connect flag.
This flag cannot fly where people are always fighting. This flag cannot fly where people are lazy. The flag can only fly where people love each other, where there is good relationshp, where there is good accountability, where there are people who understand workmanship, where there is transparency in everything and that is the fantastic flag.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
|Kennedy hosting us in his house|
Tara Sheehy reporting:
The third home we visited on this trip with Loveness and Penelope was the home of seventh grader, Kennedy. As we neared his home, Kennedy was coming around the corner carrying a smaller child that appeared to have gotten tired on their walk home. He lives at home with his grandma and two other kids. He told us that he wants to be a doctor and we later were told that he is number one in his class. I believe whole-heartedly that he will become a doctor. He was so gracious, humble, and kind hearted.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
|Ramprassad (center) talking with Pinkey|
Monday, August 3, 2015
|Gershom translating for Tara Sheey at Zamtan|
Ever since I was little, I have had a passion for science. Now my passion back then focused on experimenting how long I could tease my brother and sister before they brought mom in, but nonetheless I was always wondering how and why things happened the way they did. Being a university student the past couple years has put my life into a state of uncertainty, but full of opportunity. There are doors ready to be opened with experiences and adventures in any direction that my dreams lead me. But I have been feeling anxious and uncertain on which direction I want to go. Coming to Africa on this trip, I was hoping for some inspiration or directions for my passions. The Kafwa have been that inspiration. Their willingness to serve their community has been an incredible eye opening experience to me. Not only do they visit community members to aid in their healthcare, they also provide encouragement and positivity. Being able to see the Kafwa in action has given me a new perspective on where to direct my passions. I have experienced and felt true compassion for others and learned how to display that to others. Sometimes all it takes is knowing that someone else is cheering for you and looking out for you. And for learning that from the Kafwa, I will forever be grateful.